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FREE SCHOOL : The Democratic Power of History from Below

The Democratic Power of History from Below

Keynote by Marcus Rediker, award-winning scholar of American history, slavery and abolition, piracy, social, cultural and labor history

WHEN : Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m.

WHERE : University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa ART Auditorium

Rediker, who is also a documentary filmmaker, has authored and edited many books, including award-winning The Many-Headed Hydra (2000), Slave Ship (2007), The Amistad Rebellion (2012) and, most recently, The Fearless Benjamin Lay (2017).

He is currently UH Manoa’s Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals. He is also Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. Rediker has been active in social justice and peace movements, such as the worldwide campaign to end the death penalty.